KHUAT THU HONG is the founder and the Director of the Institute for Social Development Studies (ISDS) in Hanoi, Vietnam. She has a BA in Psychology from the Moscow National University and a PhD in Sociology from the Institute of Sociology, Hanoi. Before establishing ISDS, she worked for the Institute of Sociology, Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences and Humanities for 16 years and for UNDP as the gender specialist from 2000–2001. Her fields of expertise include gender, sexuality, reproductive and sexual health and HIV/AIDS. She is a member of the Central Committee of the Vietnam Fatherland Front for three consecutive terms 2004–2009, 2009–2014 and 2014–2019. Hong is also member of the Central Council of the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations from 2005–2010. In 2011–2012, she was a Nippon Foundation Fellow for Asian Public Intellectuals at the Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Kyoto University Japan.